Walborn Reservoir

11324 Price St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601

Status Alert: Fishing Pier Access Restricted and Boat Ramp Warning

A portion of the fishing pier near the marina is closed due to structural issues. Fishing is still permitted on the open section. There are no benches or cut outs in this area. Expect low water levels near the boat launch area and throughout the reservoir. Use extreme caution in this area and around the courtesy dock. The Red Trail will be temporarily rerouted while tree cleanup continues. Please follow the pink flags to loop around northern point of the loop.

Open Daily: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

General Information: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Rentals and Reservations: 330-409-8096

Walborn Marina: 330.935.0367

Nearly 1,800 acres of terrain and open water are your playground! Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and boating adventures await you at the picturesque Walborn Reservoir, just miles from Alliance and Canton. Natural surface trails take you through pine woods, oak and hickory forests, and wildflower areas.  A designated equestrian area provides ties, mounting blocks, and trailer parking.

The Walborn Reservoir Marina offers affordable boat rentals and concessions beginning in May. Enjoy a day on the water in a row boat, motor boat, canoe, or kayak! Bait, tackle, and a selection of snacks and food are all available at the marina shop.  A fishing pier and boat launch (boats up to 25 feet and 10 hp) are also nearby.

The Overlook Shelter offers a beautiful view of the reservoir next to the Marina and is perfect for groups up to 70 people. The shelter is equipped with electricity and a grill.

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The Reeder Ave. Trailhead offers additional parking and trail access at 12824 Reeder Ave. NE, in Alliance.

The Eagle Observation Deck has traditionally been one of the most interesting places in all of Walborn Reservoir!  Wind storms in Spring 2023 took the nesting tree down that was in direct view from the Observation Deck.  As of early Summer 2023, the nesting pair have built a new nest visible from the current Eagle Observation Parking Area.  They seem to spend time around the new nest in the evening and just before sunset.  From the small gravel parking area, walk to the shoreline toward the peninsula and look north across the water.

The site is located at 13600 Marlboro Ave. NE, Alliance, OH 44601.  Read more about the nesting pair in this article and timeline.



  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching and Orienteering
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting Sites
  • Kayaking
  • On Your Own
  • Running and parkrun
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)


  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch Area
  • Fishing Dock
  • Grills
  • Hunting Sites
  • Nature Play Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Wildlife Observation Area

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